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  • On Sep 1, 2022
    Karinna from RI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do DVC members have blackout dates?

    Hey There, Karinna!

    It's so nice to see you back at planDisney with another question.  Beyond the magic of getting to enjoy world-class accommodations at Disney Destinations year after year, my favorite part of Disney Vacation Club Membership is the flexibility that our Vacation Points offer us.  Each and every time we stay, we have the opportunity to use our Points to visit whenever and wherever works best for our family.  But while all those choices are the perfect recipe for making Membership magic, it can also be a little confusing when you're trying to keep everything straight.  Let me share a few details about your using your Disney Vacation Club Membership that I think will help to clear things up.

    As a Disney Vacation Club Member, you don't have to worry about any type of blockout dates when it comes to your Membership –– you can use your Vacation Points to stay at any Disney Vacation Club Resort you choose, whenever you'd like, without restrictions.  But while there aren't any restrictions on when and where you can stay, there are restrictions on when you can book your reservations. At your Home Resort, you'll have a Home Resort Priority Period, which begins 11 months from your check-in date.  During this period, reservations can only be made by Members who own Vacation Points at that Resort. Then, beginning 7 months from check-in, you'll be able to make reservations at any available DVC Resort, regardless of your Home Resort.  

    Let me give you an example –– let's say you're planning a visit to Walt Disney World Resort that will begin on December 1st and your Home Resort is Disney's Riviera Resort.  If you'd like to stay at Disney's Riviera Resort during your visit, as your Home Resort, you would be able to book your reservations beginning January 1st. However, if you prefer to stay at a different Resort –– like Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows –– those reservations could be booked beginning May 1st.  And if the reservation you're hoping to book isn't available right when your booking window opens, remember that you always have the option to Waitlist up to two reservations, as well.

    I'm so glad you made your way back to planDisney, Karinna. I hope this helped to clear up your question, but if you need more information about your Disney Vacation Club Membership, please don't hesitate to visit us again!

    Happy Planning,
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